TAG… You’re It, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803!

Jeffrey Cameron

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Triacylglycerol (TAG), a ubiquitous energy storage molecule found mainly in eukaryotes, comprises glycerol esterified with three fatty acids of variable lengths and saturation states. TAG is also considered as a high-value biochemical because it can be converted into fatty acid methyl esters, key components of biodiesel, through transesterification with methanol. Thus, considerable efforts have been made to produce TAGs from CO2 as a renewable energy source.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1535-1536
Number of pages2
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2800-78118


  • cyanobacteria
  • Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • TAG biosynthesis
  • triacylglycerol


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